Editing YA Fiction Basic Group Course

(1 customer review)



This course guides participants through the nuances of microediting YA fiction. The course covers the particulars of copyediting and line editing as they apply specifically to YA material, touching on details also related to the following:

• Rock-solid sentence structure

• Steady, appropriately paced plot flow

• Clever, effective point of view

• Strong, believable characterization

• Realistic settings and scenes

• Authentic, age-specific tone of voice

• Engaging and unique style

Learn when and how to draft a comprehensive style sheet or editorial letter and the tricks to balancing a softer editing touch with weightier queries and suggestions for the author or publisher. Get to know the very lighthearted but demanding YA demographic—no room for lulls in the narrative for this fast-paced audience. The only course requirement is a willingness to have fun with it!

Out of stock

Categories: ,


Instructor: Kelly Anne White

Format: This is the Group Course format, which includes an online discussion board and instructor feedback. This course will be conducted via Groups.io.

Prerequisite: None

Level: Beginner

Base price: $175 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is five lessons; it runs from September 6 through October 18, 2023. (Lessons are released on Tuesdays rather than Mondays.)

Deadline to register: September 11, 2023

Course outline: Click to download.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of this course, students will earn a course certificate.

(Note: Refunds will not be given for this Group Course after September 2, 2023.)

1 review for Editing YA Fiction Basic Group Course

  1. Jannette F.

    I took this course because I love reading YA! Although I want to grow as an editor, I want to grow as a writer too. The lessons went above and beyond my expectations. The homework was a perfect balance of being challenged.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.